AOPA works for members at the state and local level across the United States. Catch up on what the association has done for you recently in the Eastern region.
AOPA is surveying members in Connecticut about their aircraft purchases. The information will be used to support pro-GA legislative initiatives in the state. Meanwhile, Eastern Regional Manager Sean Collins has been working closely with the New York Aviation Management Association to promote general aviation. Collins was invited to speak to the group’s General Aviation Committee about opportunities for growing GA in New York. And on March 15 and 16 he visited the New York State House in Albany to advocate for increased funding for the Empire State’s public-use airports. His visit was part of the annual Capitol Advocacy Day, which AOPA helps to sponsor. In New Hampshire, Gov. Maggie Hassan issued a proclamation recognizing March as GA Appreciation Month. Also in New Hampshire, Collins met with members of New Hampshire Aviation Caucus to discuss the need for additional airport funding in the state and took part in a meeting of the Granite State Airport Managers Association where he received a budget briefing from state Aeronautics Administrator Tricia Lambert. In Maine, Collins was slated to meet with several state lawmakers to continue discussions about creating a general aviation caucus in the state.